ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A University of New Mexico medical student charged with having child pornography has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.


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Police say they found hundreds of sexually explicit videos of children on electronic devices belonging to Sergei Von Hoyningen-Huene, but said there was no indication he was involved in making the videos. Albuquerque Police also found communications with a South Carolina man, Sean Bandelier, who they say was making the child pornography.

Hoyningen-Huene already pleaded guilty to three counts of manufacturing child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. Under that plea agreement, he must register as a sex offender, have no unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 18 and can not have a computer, cell phone or use the internet unless it’s for school or work. Hoyningen-Huene will also have to pay restitution to the victims.